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Firefly–Serenity Chinese Pinyinary
Chinese translations with standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization and Chinese characters for Firefly the TV series and Serenity the movie and comic books

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to be peaceful, to be tranquil

  1. ning2 [used only in compound words (or as a place name)]: peaceful, tranquil
  2. jing4: to be calm, to be still

See also:

  • An1ning2 (Serenity: The Official Visual Companion)
  • Jing4 (Serenity [movie])
  • Jing3wei4; Ping2jing4 (Firefly Props and Merchandise)
  • Ning2jing4 (Serenity [movie], Serenity [novelization], Serenity comic books, Serenity: The Official Visual Companion, Serenity DVD Official Site)
  • Ping2jing4 (“Serenity, Part 1,” “The Train Job,” “Safe,” “The Message,” Firefly Press Kit)

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to be green (the color), to be blue (the color)


a field (for farming)


  1. Error: The (tian2 ‘field’) is an error for (ri4 ‘sun’). Thus, 青日 (or variant 靑日 ) Qing1ri4: Blue Sun [old] (ri4 [used only in compound words]: [traditional] or [meaning borrowed from non-Mandarin Chinese] the sun).
  2. Also: tai4yang2 太阳 (traditional: 太陽 ): the sun; tai4 [for this meaning, used only in compound words]: great, grand; yang2 [used only in compound words]: the sun

See also:

  • Lan2ri4 (“The Message,” Firefly Official Site, Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64; Leaves on the Wind)
  • Lan2ri4; Bing3 Qie3 Diu1; Zhong1 Wu1 Feng1 Zhu3 Wu1 Zha4 Tuo1 Wu1; Wan2 Zhi1 Jiu3; Chuan4 Pie3 Tuo1 Gai4 (Serenity Props and Merchandise)
  • Lan2ri4; Dan1 Zhi1 Zhong1 Zhu3 Jiu3 Zhong1 Chuan4 Tuo1 Wei2 Tuo1 Gai4; Chuan4 Pie3 Tuo1 Gai4 (Serenity Props and Merchandise)
  • Qing1ri4 (“Serenity, Part 1,” “Bushwhacked,” “Shindig,” “Ariel”)
  • Shi4 ni3 de5; Ke3zhen1 ke3zhen1; Lan2ri4 (“The Message”)
  • Zhe4 ben3 shu1 shi4 yi1 ge5 Qing1ri4 he2zuo4 chu1ban3 (Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume Two)

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Supinii; Yuu [Not Chinese]



[phonetic] Spinny [perhaps a fictional brand name]


bravery, courage [or possibly Mandarin: yong3 [used only in compound words]: brave, courageous, a soldier]

See also:

  • Li3 Yi4 Yong3 Ren2; Zhi4 Yi4 (Serenity: Those Left Behind #1)
  • Yi4 Yong3 Zhen1 Li3 (Serenity: Those Left Behind #1)

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[for this meaning, Chinese character doesn’t represent an independent word in Modern Standard Mandarin (Putonghua)] →
shui3guo3 水果 : fruit (in general)

  1. shui3: water [noun]
  2. guo3 [for this meaning, used only in compound words]: fruit [noun]

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Matashi [Not Chinese]



又しても : again, once again

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interesting, of interest

  1. dai4: to bring, to take
  2. jin4: [colloquial] interest [noun]

See also:

  • Dai4jin4 (Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Float Out)

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Ying2huo3chong2–Ning2jing4 Zhong1wen2 Pin1yin1-dian3
Firefly–Serenity Chinese Pinyinary